Viscosupplementation is the application of hyaluronic acid to the joint space. The goal of the application is to restore the physiological conditions in the osteoarthritic joints. Intra-articular injections can be applied to any joints. Most often, hyaluronic acid is applied to the knee.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the joint fluid (synovial fluid), mainly because of its viscoelastic properties it acts as a buffer, lubricants and promotes the formation of its own acid by the cells in the joint. It significantly contributes to the improvement of cartilage cell metabolism and inhibits the breakdown of cartilage cells.
When is treatment indicated?
2. Painful joints (chondropathy, chondromalacia, dysplasia of the patella) - especially younger sports generations with a combination fyzio
At present, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly administered in the form of three injections into the joint. It is also possible to administer only one injection with an increased dose of hyaluronic acid. Osteoarthritis treatment is approved once every six months (usually once every 1 year).
At our ambulance, we apply Durolane, Arthrovisc, Monovisc from renowned manufacturers.
All medicines used by us are, of course, approved by SÚKL (State Medical Institute for Drug Control).